State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D- Toledo) has announced she will continue her service to the people of the 45th House district.
Rep. Fedor had considered a decision to seek appointment to the vacant seat in Ohio’s 46th House district, but ultimately decided against the move.
“The unique situation of this potential appointment may be confusing to the voters,” Rep. Fedor said. “Therefore, I have decided to remain as a Representative of the 45th Ohio House District. I am proud to work hard and represent voters of the 45th.”
The departure of former Assistant Minority Leader Matt Szollosi left an opening in the 46th House district—an area Rep. Fedor called home prior to redistricting.
It is expected that House Democrats will solicit applicants for the 46th House district some time in the near future.
Enjoy the Wild Side
The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Winous Point Marsh Conservancy, ODNR Division of Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invite fifth- through ninth-graders to spend “A Day on the Wild Side” at a camp to will be held July 25 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Winous Point Hunt Club in Port Clinton.
Participants should bring waders or old tennis shoes, a change of clothes (just in case), binoculars or cameras. Lunch is included in the $20 camp fee.
Participants will learn about archery, bird banding, fishing, birdhouse building, the importance of habitat, shooting, and the history of the Winous Point Hunt Club, North America’s Oldest Hunt Club. Mona Rutger from Back to the Wild will also be on hand with some special wild guests.
The camp is limited to 50 participants. To register or for more information, call 419-898-1595.
Father’s Day Zoo Fun
The Toledo Zoo will offer free admission for dads who visit with their kids on Father’s Day, June 16.
Throughout the day, the zoo will offer sports-themed games and activities, free with regular admission. A special BBQ will be held (separate fee charged), with seatings at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The lunch typically fills up quickly, so call 419-385-5721, ext. 6001 to reserve a space. Walk-ins will be seated if space is available. Visit toledozoo.org/fathersday for more information.
CSI Youth Camp
Youths ages 13 to 17 will have the opportunity to become detectives and learn how the world of forensic science is used in solving a crime as Owens Community College hosts a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Youth Camp July 9-11.
The CSI Youth Camp will be offered at the college’s Center for Emergency Preparedness, which is located on Tracy Road in Lake Township, Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Working with a forensic team, each student detective will have the opportunity to examine a re-creation of an unusual and challenging crime scene where an instructor will direct and coach the students in using deductive skills, teamwork, math and science to solve the crime. Each camp attendee will be trained in the basic process of evidence collection that includes fingerprints, fibers and hair, blood spatter (simulated), DNA, and tire and shoe prints.
Additionally, student detectives will learn how to protect the chain of evidence as they interview witnesses and develop theories while working as a team to solve the crime. During the last day of camp, each attendee will make a presentation detailing his or her theories of the crime and identifying the perpetrators of the criminal activity. Each team presentation will be critiqued by a panel of law enforcement officers and forensic scientists.
Registration for the CSI Youth Camp is $150. For more information or to register, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 2411.
Marina docks open
The Skyway Marina in Toledo’s marina district is now open for seasonal dockage and transient boaters. The marina features 77 boat slips with water and electric hook up, marine fuel services, clean vessel pump out system, restroom and shower facilities and laundry facilities.
Seasonal dockage is available; however 20 of the slips will be set aside to accommodate transient boaters. The facility additionally features secure entry provided only to those registered boaters who have paid dock fees and signed a valid user agreement with Toledo Skyway Marina, LLC.
The docks are located in the immediate vicinity of the Great Lakes Maritime Museum, which is slated to open in Fall 2013. Construction of the marina was funded in part by grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Boaters looking for more information about using the Toledo Skyway Marina may call 419-691-BOAT (2628).
Boating course set
Western Lake Erie Safe Boating Council will hold a boater education class Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cooley Canal Yacht Club, 12235 Bono Road, Curtice.
The course will cover docking, anchoring, crossing, passing, right of way, and other boating-related topics. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a dertificate.
The class fee is $35 per person with family discount available. Lunch will be available on site. Register by emailing
or calling 419-343-0251.
St. John Lutheran Church, Williston, will present “Williston Encounter” programs for every Wednesday through July 31.
Each week, the program, which runs from noon-1:30 p.m., will include lunch a new activity for kids of all ages.
The schedule includes:
June 12: Vacation Bible Week, featuring outdoor kids;
June 19: A visit from the Toledo Zoo;
June 26: Allen-Clay Joint Fire District Station #1;
July 3: Pizza and homemade ice cream;
July 10; Williston Scavenger Hunt;
July 17: Waterslide and sprinklers (bring a swimsuit);
July 24: Nature walk with Toledo Botanical Garden;
July 31: Arts and crafts.
The schedule is subject to change as weather permits.